12 Apr 2017  |  Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC

From 2016-2017, the University of Pittsburgh Institute for International Studies in Education is overseeing two U.S. Department of State (USDOS) research projects. Dr. James Jacob serves as the PI of both projects, which are part of the Diplomacy Lab, a public-private partnership that enables the USDOS to “course-source” research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at colleges and universities across the United States. Twenty graduate students and six IISE Visiting Scholars are co-investigators on these two projects.

On 12 April 2017, two IISE delegations presented their preliminary findings for both projects at the U.S. Department of State. This project was co-sponsored by the University Center for International Studies.

Project 35: Assessment of International Efforts to Build the Cybersecurity Workforce Through Education, Training, Recruitment and Retention in Australia, Brazil, China, India, and Kenya.

Project 91:  Evolving Dynamics of Overseas Development Assistance in the Pacific Islands: The Case of China, European Union, France, India, and Taiwan.

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